Friday, July 30, 2010

New Box For The Boys

We recently gave the boys (the 2 rabbits and 2 guinea pigs) a new box to play and destroy. By the time they are "done" with the box, there's usually just the box "skeleton" that's left. :)

Here is Mr Brown busy widening the entrance to the box.

Curly and Pok discussing the best way to decorate the interiors (their definition of "decorate" is in the form of pee and poo. Hee hee)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010


Recently, Whisky's acupuncturist noticed that her left eye seem a little red and suggested we had her checked for glaucoma even though Whisky was otherwise her usual self. Our private vet suggested bringing Whisky to UPM as they had the tonometer to check the IOP (intraocular pressure).

Here she is waiting for her turn at UPM.

Whisky's IOP was a little on the high side, especially on the left eye. Dr Nor, the vet at UPM started her on eye drops to control the pressure. We went back for a check up 2 days later and Whisky was responding very well to the drops (IOP was at the lower end of the normal range)!

Dr Nor now wants to wean her off the drops over the next month to see if the pressure remains in check. If it does, we can stop the drops and monitor Whisky's eyes at home and also regular check ups at the vet.

Glaucoma is very painful and can cause blindness. You can read more about it here : Glaucoma Information

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cosmo and Ling with the Laser Pointer

A friend of ours bought a small laser pointer for Cosmo and Ling a while back. While the both of them enjoy playing with it, Ling goes "nuts" in a controlled manner while Cosmo just lets loose even if it means looking absolutely silly.

If you want to use the laser pointer to play with your cats, you must be very careful NOT to point the laser into their eyes as it can damage their eyes. Also, use the laser pointer sparingly (once a week at the most) as it can be very frustrating for the cats since they cannot catch the red dot and even if they do catch it, there is no touch sensation.

For Cosmo and Ling, we let them play with a variety of stuff, including feathery toys, crunched up papers and ping pong balls as part of their daily exercise. They also entertain themselves by rubbing themselves on Whisky and having her chase after them!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Welcome, Blog Reader!

My family and friends call me "animal crazy". Well, I don't think they meant that as a compliment but I'll admit it pretty much describes me and I am proud of it!

Animals have always been very much a part of me. I've had them for as long as I can remember. While my parents are compassionate to animals, they cannot be labelled as "animal people". This makes me even more grateful to them for allowing me to keep pets throughout the time I lived with them.

My pets have ranged from insects to caterpillars (if you can call them pets!), fishes, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, dogs, tortoises and birds.

Today, I am blessed with a dog, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, 2 tortoises, 2 fishes and a wonderful's not a typo that he is at the end of the list..... :-p (sorry, dear).